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Colfax in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colfax Riot

 
 
Colfax Riot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 6, 2010
1. Colfax Riot Marker
Inscription.
On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South.
 
Erected 1950 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 31° 30.998′ N, 92° 42.771′ W. Marker is in Colfax, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Louisiana Route 8) and 2nd Street (Louisiana Route 8) on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets (both La. Hwy 8), on the lawn near the west end of the Grant Parish Court House Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Colfax LA 71417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (approx. 17 miles away); Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (approx. 17 miles away); North American F-86 Sabre (approx. 17 miles away); Republic F-105 Thunderchief (approx. 17 miles away); England Air Force Base History (approx. 17 miles away); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (approx. 17.1 miles away); England AFB Heritage Park (approx. 17.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 6, 2010
2. Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse

1. Colfax Massacre. Easter Sunday, April 13, 1873 (Submitted on August 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. The American Experience: Ulysses S. Grant. Politics, Reconstruction, and the Colfax Massacre. (Submitted on August 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. John McEnery. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Reconstruction: A State Divided. "The Colfax Riot was the bloodiest single instance of racial violence in the Reconstruction era in all of the United States..." (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

5. Colfax Riot Memorial for Whites Killed:.
Erected to the memory of the Heroes:
Stephen Decatur Parish, James West Hadnot, Sidney Harris -
who fell in the Colfax Riot fighting for white supremacy, April 13, 1873.
(Submitted on February 8, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. "Colfax Massacre"; freedmen; White League; Reconstruction; insurrection; terrorism; racism.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPolitics
 
"The Louisiana Murders—Gathering The Dead And Wounded" published in Harper's Weekly May 10, 1873 image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. "The Louisiana Murders—Gathering The Dead And Wounded" published in Harper's Weekly May 10, 1873
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,308 times since then and 306 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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